the 'linked ring' pattern, as a style of decoration on Rd. 209161 looks to have been dear to A. & G's. heart - it occurs again on Rd Nos. 214357 and 214358 both of which were Registered on 26th November the same year. These November Registrations are both identically shaped open sugars, and although my pix from Kew are such that I can't see the stem of 214357, I understand that the difference between the two (since there obviously must be a difference) is in the stem shape - put me right if I'm wrong please - but otherwise 214357/58 are identical in design.
Despite having three separate Registrations, we really only have two designs here - 209161 with the plain linked ovals and no other embellishment - and the single design of linked ovals plus large 'tears' which is a pattern showing identically on 214357/58.
At a quick glance you could be forgiven for thinking all three were the same pattern, but of course we know that's not the case.
Not a problem then, you say................. however, I'm a little confused regarding the relationship between the plate showing in the very first picture here which Fred has confirmed as 209161, and the original factory photo for this Registration from which it appears to differ as follows .........
The plate from Chris shows large tears - on the base - below the linked ovals, thus suggesting that it refers to 214357/58 and not Rd. 209161 which lacks this extra embellishment.
Sorry to be Mr. Thicky............ have I lost the plot somewhere? Meant to say - if we need any of the Kew images to substantiate or clarify any of the above, let me know.
Would agree the hexagonal jar is attractive - George Davidson and Registered on 1st May 1895 - sorry, don't presently have the Kew image, but will try and get tomorrow.